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Taxodium distichum (Bald Cypress Bonsai) Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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Taxodium distichum


Bald Cypress

In Stock: 62.9 lb (Total:62.899lb)
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62.9 lb


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62.9 lb
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: Seeds sprout typically between 1-3 months.|Germination may be improved by soaking in 2% NaOH solution for 24 h and then in water for 24 hrs. |can be fall sown without stratification. 

Welcome to the world of the notable Taxodium distichum, popularly known as the Bald Cypress or Swamp Cypress. A fascinating conifer species native to the southeastern United States, this plant thrives in a variety of soil conditions; it grows faster in unflooded soil but remains capable of succeeding in standing waters up to 2 ft deep. Under such conditions, its roots produce cone-shaped 'knees' that interestingly rise above ground level.
The Bald Cypress is a deciduous tree - it sheds its leaves in winter, adding a seasonal flair to its surroundings as its needles display a captivating rust fall color. Pioneering an impressive growth rate of 2.9ft/year, these trees can reach soaring heights of 60-80ft. Showcasing a slender growth habit, they produce a striking display of twisted, upward-pointing needles with a finer texture than most.
Fully hardy to zone 6, the Taxodium distichum prefers light, medium, and heavy soils, with a remarkable tolerance for acidic, neutral, and alkaline soils. Its adaptability extends to withstanding atmospheric pollution and alkaline water, making it a resilient landscape favorite.
Notably, the Bald Cypress is a delightful bonsai specimen, requiring ample sun during the growing season and proper protection during colder months. While it demands heavy watering in summer, it retains resistance to pests and diseases, conferring it a competitive edge. Discover the enchanting allure of the Taxodium distichum today!

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